May 29, 2023
Contributor: Travis Barlock MD
Three categories of pressors: inopressors, pure vasoconstrictors, and inodilators
Epinephrine - nonselective beta- and alpha-adrenergic agonism, leading to increased cardiac contractility, chronotropy (increased heart rate), and...
May 22, 2023
Contributor: Aaron Lessen, MD
What is thrombolysis?
Thrombolysis is performed by administration of a medication that promotes the body’s natural ability to break up clots. These medications include Alteplase (tPA) and Tenecteplase (TNK).
The main side effect of using such an agent is bleeding...
May 15, 2023
Contributor: Aaron Lessen MD
May 8, 2023
Contributor: Travis Barlock, MD
Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) is defined as when the heart suddenly stops beating. Immediate treatment for SCA includes Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and defibrillation. This event is commonly depicted in medical dramas as an intense moment but often with the...
May 3, 2023
Contributors: Andrew White MD & Travis Barlock MD
In this episode of Mental Health Monthly, Dr. Andrew White, a practicing psychiatrist with an addiction medicine fellowship, and Dr. Travis Barlock, an emergency physician at Swedish Medical Center, discuss the various presentations and etiologies of acute psychosis....